Authors: Keith RL, Aronson A
Title: Singing as therapy for apraxia and aphasia: Report of a case
Source: Brain and Language 1975 2: 483-488
Year: 1975
Research Design: Single Case Design

A 48-yr-old female suffereda stroke, with sudden onset of apraxia of speech, aphasia, right hemiplegia, and right hemianopsia. Conventional speech and language therapy was undertaken for 1 month, but progress was limited. Then a form of singing therapy was introduced, and the patient found herself able to sing words and phrases that she was unable to say. The patient can function in her home environment with her limited speech ability, but the pitch, melody, and quality of her voice are different from that prior to her cerebral vascular accident.

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